What Is a Patient Advocate?

A patient advocate – also sometimes referred to as a healthcare advocate or health advocate – is someone whose job it is to help patients navigate their healthcare journeys and ensure they are receiving the best care possible.

From finding the right doctors and medications to fully understanding all available treatment options and how they might affect your health, the healthcare landscape is often complicated. Add to that the fact that the system is working in its own interests, and it only makes an already stressful situation worse. A patient advocate can help alleviate the financial, emotional, and logistical burdens associated with healthcare so you can focus on living your best life.

Whether you're struggling with a life-threatening diagnosis or simply want to perform a review of your medications to ensure you're receiving the best care for you, a healthcare advocate is on your side to help educate and guide you so you can make the most informed decisions regarding your health.

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Additional Resources

Curious to learn more about patient advocacy? The following websites provide quality information to help you better understand how working with an advocate can benefit you.